/ May 23, 2017

Good-looking scientists perceived as 'less able': study

People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlights the biases ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brains of 'superagers' shrink more slowly

The brain shrinks as people age, but a select group of elders known as “superagers” lose less brain volume than others, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that superagers, 80 ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Marmite may be brain food, study says

In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science. Experiments found that volunteers who ate a daily spoonful of the dark-brown yeast extract seemed to have higher levels ...